Friday, April 27, 2012

Let's Talk Bedrooms

I am waaay behind on sprucing up our guest bedroom and sharing the (pretty much) finished master bedroom re-do.

Here is what our guest bedroom looked like when we first moved in.  Sage-y green walls natural wood trim.

And here is where it's at today.  We painted 3 walls a creamy tan and 1 accent wall a chocolate-y brown.

However, it is in dire need of some furniture and accents.  That blank wall over the bed is begging for some kind of art.

I love this vintage light I found a few months ago and a thrift store.  This will be my jumping off point when it comes to a color scheme.

This end table used to be in our living room at our old apartment.  Now it will serve as a nightstand and will be getting a new paint color in the future.

I just found this accent pillow at HomeGoods.  It will help by bringing in some blues to the room.

This part of the room is in need of the most help.  The dresser will be leaving but what to put in its place??  I'm thinking either a sitting area with a comfy armchair and ottoman or putting in floor-to-ceiling bookcases.

And here are some inspiration photos I've found via Pinterest.  I would love to replace the current headboard with one of these vintage headboards.

I'm loving the green and aqua colors of this dresser.  We have a vintage dresser we are planning to paint for the guest bedroom so this might be a possibility.

And these are the colors I would like to bring to the bedroom.  Greens, aquas and some vintage patina.

Lastly, I think I want to find an old map to hang above the bed.  I LOVE it!

Moving on to our master bedroom...

We just recently purchased this rug from Rugs USA and I love it!  It really grounds the room and the colors blend so well.

My vanity table fits perfectly in our little alcove.  I'm on the lookout for a new chair or stool to use here.  I would love to find a simple chair that I could dip-paint the legs.

This wall is still awaiting a mirror.  I haven't found one that fits the style of the mid-century dresser.

My Ikea curtains still need to be hemmed...oops :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Springtime Plants

Now that spring is here and Easter is just around the corner, it's time to lighten things up and add some greenery to the house.

At a recent Ikea trip I picked up some succulents in their garden department.
I potted them in a vintage coffee pot and an old change jar I had on a shelf.
I think it adds some spring color to my dining room table.
The "placemats" on the table are Ikea rugs. The perfect pastel green.
The living room got some attention too with this plant and pot, also from Ikea.
I am in love with this bright pink and orange color combo lately.
I don't want to jinx myself but so far this plant is hanging in there and really looking great!
House plants can really breathe new life into a space.

Happy Easter to all!